"Soon" as written by Adam Clayton, Dave Evans, Paul David Hewson, Larry Mullen, Daniel Roland Lanois and Brian Eno....
Soon (6x)

Sing yourself on down the street,
sing yourself right off your feet.
Sing yourself away from
victory and from defeat.
Sing yourself with fife and drum,
sing yourself to overcome
the thought that someone’s lost
and someone else has won.

Soon (7x)


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    Song MeaningThe original title of the song 'Kingdom of your Love' kind of gives it away...
    Soon expresses the longing for God's coming kingdom of love and peace- an end to the wars, selfish competition and the rat race of this world. A time of rest instead- in fact the choice of soon being repeated 6 times in the intro and 7 times in the outgoing section is probably a allusion to the symbolic biblical use of the six days of creation coming before a seventh day of rest. This seventh day represents the culmination of all of creation at the end of the kingdoms of this world and the beginning of the kingdom of God. See Hebrews chapters 3 and 4. Especially 4:9 "So then, there remains a sabbath rest for the people of God..." The verses of soon put in between the 6 and 7 represent the transition between the sixth and seventh day- also an allusion to the book of revelation where six seals, six trumpets, six bowls representing human history culminate in a seventh scroll, trumpet, and bowl which give a glimpse of the kingdom. For example in the description of the 7th trumpet we have the words "And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever." (quoted from Rev 11:15 and brought to life in Handel's Messiah)
    The choice of the word overcome also is a direct reference to revelation where it is used in the closing thought in each of the letters to the 7 churches, e.g. "To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God", "He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels."...
    Lastly- the image of singing being a part of transporting us to this kingdom... Song is of course a huge part of the images we have of the kingdom in Revelation as well- the 24 elders falling before the throne singing (Rev 4:10,RSV) the 144,000 singing the new song before the throne (Rev 14:3)... "And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints." (Rev 15:3).
    In this song U2 brings the atmospherics and words which express a longing for a kingdom which is coming soon- when true peace and justice will be brought to this world, where death and pain and sorrow will end. Re 7:17- "For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." Re 21:4- "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."
    I believe this song is our first glimpse of U2's anticipated "songs of ascents" an illusion to a section of psalms which also point toward this time when hope will become sight and were sung as the Israelites ascended to Jerusalem in their journey ther for the appointed feasts. We journey there metaphorically in our spiritual walk to the wedding feast of the Lamb. (Rev 19:9).
    Check out one-gospel.org/ if you want to learn more of what all of this is about and want to be a part of what is coming _soon_...
    turtlelloydon July 01, 2010   Link

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